Roseanne Barr is finished, and deservedly so. The tweet that got her show canceled was vile, ignorant, racist, and offensive and there’s no way she can play this off as a joke. With the national anthem, I figured that was a joke and I remember seeing her on Leno, I think it was, but some talk show, and the host asked how she felt about President Bush’s criticism of her performance and she said “Well, I’d like to hear him sing it.”
I liked her in the beginning, her standup stuff and the first Roseanne series. It was actually quite groundbreaking for the time, a sitcom about a working class family, like, who weren’t rich or beautiful. And, it was funny.
But, this was out of line. She’s done, and she’s not coming back. Her career has as much possibility of a future as Victoria Jackson’s.
In other, sadder news Alan Bean passed away. He was one of the few men to ever walk on the moon, to ever walk on any natural body in space other than the Earth. He was 86. Some day soon they will all be gone, like the cowboys of the Wild West, like the knights in shining armor of medieval times, and there will be no more. That’s what’s sad.